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Food Network star Guy Fieri to open his first Strip restaurant at The Quad



Robin Leach with UNLVino Award of Excellence recipients George Maloof and Guy Fieri in April 2009.

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Masahara Morimoto and Guy Fieri at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Palace on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

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It’s a homecoming for The Food Network star Guy Fieri, who graduated from UNLV in 1990; Guy is set to open his first restaurant on the Strip at The Quad later this year.

The 7,000-square-foot restaurant will be a new concept and the main culinary attraction at The Quad, formerly Imperial Palace, as it prepares for the fall opening of the adjoining $500 million Linq mall and the world’s tallest observation wheel, High Roller, at 550 feet.

In a statement this morning, Guy said: “This is a true homecoming for me. I remember the start of the food revolution in Las Vegas in the ’90s as a college student. Now I am stoked — finally opening my very own at the heart of the Strip.”

His new restaurant concept will feature a large outdoor patio and dining areas at The Quad’s main entrance and near the adjoining Harrah’s Carnaval Court. The Quad is currently undergoing a transformation with several improvements, including exterior renovations and an enhanced casino floor.

The 2013 Miss USA Pageant contestants unofficially christened the new Catalyst Bar at The Quad on Monday with a flair bartending demonstration and fun with Quad headliners Recycled Percussion.

Guy, who hosts the popular “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on The Food Network, will unveil the name of his venue later but promises a high-energy, yet comfortable dining experience for all ages and fans of his great food and entertainment.

Rick Mazer, regional Caesars Entertainment president, added in the statement: “Food is a very important piece of our redevelopment at Center Strip. Guy’s energy is infectious; combined with his culinary talents and strong TV presence, our guests are sure to be well entertained.”

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